Young people in our nation are facing threats that previous generations could never have dreamt of.
Social media pressures, indoctrination in schools, and suffering, from the depression brought on by the COVID lockdowns are all very real problems.
But they are facing some very real problems: kids who buy into the trans agenda pushed by activists.
“Osteoporosis, mood disorders, seizures…[and] sterility” are major risks
The Radical Left claims that medicinal and surgical intervention for people suffering from gender dysphoria is necessary to help them to live a happier and healthier life.
While many people understand that there are inherent risks with surgery—some don’t see the danger in the sex-change drugs.
But there is a big risk, especially when it comes to children.
The American College of Pediatricians is warning about the harmful side effects of puberty blockers.
On their website they list “osteoporosis, mood disorders, seizures, cognitive impairment, and, when combined with cross-sex hormones, sterility” as potential outcomes.
The next step for most gender dysphoric individuals is surgery.
While it carries its own physical risks, there is also the potential for mental health issues.
Chloe Cole, who received a double mastectomy as a child, says that the surgery left her with suicidal thoughts, “deep physical and emotional wounds, severe regrets, and distrust of the medical system.”
Now, a report by Definitive Healthcare is warning about a major trend in the United States.
Nearly half of U.S. states are seeing enormous increases in rate of gender dysphoria
There is only one state in the whole country that didn’t see an increase in the rate of gender dysphoria over a four-year period—South Dakota.
In fact, South Dakota saw a 23 percent decrease.
A study by Definitive Healthcare details the changes in transgender diagnosis from 2018 to 2022.
The report shows that nearly half of U.S. states saw rates of gender dysphoria more than double during the timeframe.
The highest number recorded was in Virginia, where the number increased by 274 percent.
Indiana, Utah, Alaska, South Carolina, Delaware, Kansas, Colorado, Washington, Maine, Nebraska, Georgia, Minnesota, Vermont, Rhode Island, Kentucky, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Wyoming, and California all reported more than a 100 percent increase.
Connecticut, Iowa, Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Hawaii all reported the lowest rates of increase in the nation—ranging from 6 percent in Hawaii to 49 percent in Oklahoma.
There is one legislative step that can reduce this growth—bans on medical intervention.
Some states saw rates increase ahead of bans
Some states have moved to ban surgical and chemical treatments for gender dysphoria in recent years.
And it’s clear that the bans are having a noticeable impact on the rise in cases.
“Florida diagnoses rose steadily from 2018 until 2021, then they dropped 16 percent through the end of 2022 ahead of the passing of a trans care ban in 2023,” the researchers noted.
Similar to Florida, North Carolina saw its rates taper off ahead of a bill protecting children from experimentation in 2023.
The cases in North Carolina were rising every year from 2018 to 2021, then experienced a drop of 11 percent in 2022.
Raising awareness around this dangerous phenomenon is crucial for lawmakers and activists to help protect our future generations.
If states don’t continue to pass laws that protect our children, we could face a dark future.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.